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Dr. Armando Soto was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father was a respected general surgeon in the West Texas community, and his mother had been a nurse prior to “retiring” to raise her five children.
After high school, Dr. Soto attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a degree in Microbiology and graduated with honors in 1991. He was accepted to The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and, correctly believing this to be the opportunity of a lifetime, left Texas for Baltimore. While at Johns Hopkins, he was inspired by the work of the surgeons in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and made the decision to pursue Plastic Surgery Training. Based on his record and the recommendations of the plastic surgeons at Johns Hopkins, he was accepted for training in the prestigious program at Washington University & Barnes-Jewish Hospitals in St Louis, where Plastic Surgery was born in the United States.
Upon completion of his training in Plastic Surgery, he was accepted for an additional year of advanced training (a “fellowship”) in complex breast surgery, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction with Dr. Bernard Chang at The Center for Women’s Health and Medicine of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Chang had been one of Dr. Soto’s mentors at Johns Hopkins, and it was with excitement and pleasure that he returned to Baltimore for this advanced training available at only a very few centers in the world. Dr. Soto’s training with Dr. Chang was shortened from one year to 9 months on the decision of the faculty that he was ready to proceed in his career and in order to accept their invitation to join the faculty of The Center for Women’s Health and Medicine himself. He spent the next 5 years on the faculty, advancing the care of women from throughout the mid-atlantic, and indeed from around the nation, as one of only a few surgeons competent in the advanced techniques being performed there. During those years, he also assisted in the training of 5 more plastic surgeons and was named one of the top “40 Under 40” by the Baltimore Business Journal, a listing of the most promising Baltimore professionals under age 40. This was an extreme honor, considering the extreme sophistication of the Baltimore-D.C. medical community.
Dr. Soto decided to bring his expertise to Central Florida in 2006, and since arriving in Orlando, he has made a name for himself as an extremely ethical, creative, skilled and compassionate surgeon, and in late 2007 opened Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art skincare, laser and surgical facility in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood of Orlando. He has received numerous awards, but (being old-fashioned) believes that the extent to which most media best doctor awards have been corrupted by marketing dollars and politics makes them not worth mentioning (physicians should be above this behavior). He takes much greater pride in the daily reviews and referrals of his real patients, with whom he feels true kinship on the journey to their improved self image.
Dr. Soto specializes in all aspects of facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring procedures including upper and lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), face/neck lift (rhytidectomy), laser resurfacing, Botox and filler treatments, liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), inner thigh lift, brachioplasty (arm lift), torsoplasty (body lift), and breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift procedures. He is considered by many in Central Florida to be the plastic surgeon of choice for the management of complex breast implant problems and revision plastic surgery, and his Mommy Makeover procedures draw patients from around the globe.
Fully embracing the less invasive approach many patients prefer, Dr. Soto and Aesthetic Enhancements offer an unsurpassed menu of options for safe, effective enhancement of the appearance without surgery including ThermiTight, Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, miraDry and Cellfina procedures, and skin care by the world’s top lines.
Dr. Soto lives with his wife and children in Windermere. He is an accomplished amateur photographer, plays electric guitar, is a doting father, and believes the true nature of excellence is an unlimited desire and capacity for self-improvement.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Soto and his staff! From my pre-op appointment through my post-op appointments! I went in for a consultation knowing I for sure wanted a Tummy Tuck, but unsure if I wanted a breast lift or implants, or nothing at all. Dr. Soto recommended just a lift and thought I would be happy with just that breast procedure. So instead of trying to sell me on another procedure, like I’ve seen other doctors do, he did what he thought was best for my body type, my desires, and me! Trust Dr. Soto, he knows what he is talking about! I am beyond happy with my breast lift! The day of my surgery all the staff was wonderful from the front desk to the nurses, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Soto himself. During my pre-op drawings Dr. Soto sat and talked with me about his family, my family, and the fast approaching holidays. A few minutes later I was taken to the operating room. Dr. Soto held my arm and comforted me until I was fast asleep. Waking after surgery the staff was helpful and knew what they were doing! After a long day, before heading out, Dr. Soto came to check on me. My overnight staff was AMAZING (Ginger and Sarah). They answered all my crazy requests without any annoyance! My patient coordinator was also amazing through the whole process. Her response time to reply back to messages even after hours is the best I’ve ever seen! The whole staff acts and feels like a big family, and when you choose Dr. Soto they make you feel part of their family. My results of my Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift are wonderful. I feel like a new beautiful wife, mom, and woman. My healing and recovery is going better than expected with zero complications, and I credit that to Dr. Soto as he and his staff were very clear about after care instructions. His door is always open for any questions before and after surgery. If I had to choose again I would choose Dr. Soto 100 times over! There is a reason he does what he does!
I highly recommend Dr. Soto and any of his staff. It all starts with the first initial phone call or initial visit. The gals in the front office that answer your call or greet you as you come in are always so approachable and professional. I first came to Dr. Soto's office for a consultation. I had a surgical procedure done by another doctor and did not have the best results. Dr. Soto and his staff made me feel very comfortable and confident as I progressed to get my not so good breast implant exchange and lift revised by Dr. Soto. I am beyond happy with my results from Dr. Soto. My only regret is not going to him in the first place. The post op care could not have been any better. The nurses and staff are very professional, compassionate, and caring. Dr Soto is beyond your average doctor. He is an artist and perfectionist. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is very easy to communicate with. I now am a lifelong patient of Dr. Soto's office. As a 45-year-old woman I am trying to fight the aging process gracefully and as natural looking as I can. Bridget at Dr. Soto's office has helped me achieve these goals. I am following their procedures and using the great skincare line. I have received so many compliments of how great my skin looks. Matter of fact someone who has not seen me in a very long time did not recognize me because they said I look 10 years younger! I could not be happier with the results and care that I get at Dr. Soto's office. I would recommend Dr. Soto and his wonderful staff to anyone looking to enhance their body or simply enhancing their own natural beauty through Botox, peels, laser or top-of-the-line skin care products. After my appointments I always feel good about my appearance and myself. What more could a woman want!!!